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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon reached a settlement agreement in the civil suit for his punching Amelia Molitor in the summer of 2014.

"From our private discussions I am satisfied that we are going to put this behind us and work towards helping others who may have found themselves in similar circumstances," Molitor said. She added that, "I’m finished talking about what happened that night with Joe. It’s time to move on from that. I wish Joe the best of luck in his future." For all intents and purposes, this settlement puts the troubling incident in Mixon's mirror (at least legally), though he may still have to face the professional consequences come the draft next week. Even his draft outlook is looking relatively solid at this juncture, though, as the general consensus has gradually swung toward Mixon as a potential Round 2 selection.
Apr 21 - 5:20 PM

One NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine "kind of [a] plodder" who's like "Eddie Lacy but not as explosive."

"He doesn’t run through you," the scout said. "Eddie had great feet for a big man. He doesn’t quite have that. Good in pass pro but isn’t a threat out of the backfield." That's a pretty pessimistic view of Perine. The two other scouts who spoke with the Sentinel were far higher on him. "He’s built like a brick (expletive)," said one. "He is an awesome kid. Awesome. Built low to the ground. He’ll be able to absorb punishment and be durable compared to some of these high-cut backs that run fast. They get a couple shots to their legs and they’re done. There’s questions about him as a third-down back, but if you want a big back he can be a workhorse for you." Perine, who ran for 4,122 yards over three years in college, led RBs at the NFL Combine with 30 reps on the bench press. A third scout said: "He’s a big guy with really nice feet that has enough size to run tough inside but has enough quickness and lateral agility to bounce it outside."
Apr 21 - 3:59 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris, along with Eagles beat writers Jimmy Kempski and Jeff McLane, reported the team still has Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon on the board and have the green light to draft him if they want.

"I’ve heard the Saints, I’ve heard the Vikings have done a ton of homework, pro days and a visit as well, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders," Norris said when appearing on PFT Live on Wednesday. Ownership is critical in this decision, and each team with Mixon on the board would have to get ownership approval to pick him. McLane and Kempski both cited sources inside the building stating this was the case for Mixon. He is likely a round two target for a number of teams.
Apr 21 - 11:45 AM

An NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon "Adrian Peterson who returns kicks" and a "bigger, better Ezekiel Elliott."

"He's my best back, by far," the scout said. Another scout likened Mixon's style of running to that of the Cardinals' David Johnson, telling the Journal Sentinel that "[t]his kid has power and speed, and he is really a quality receiver. He’s the type of guy you can leave on the field in pretty much any situation." Of course, none of these scouting quotes address Mixon's 2014 punching of a woman. When the outlet polled 11 NFL personnel executives, six said that they had scrubbed Mixon from their boards, period.
Apr 20 - 6:22 PM

Six-of-11 NFL personnel executives polled by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said they wouldn't draft Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon "under any circumstances."

And two of the remaining five declined to reply. That left three openly willing drafters. Of them, one exec said he'd draft Mixon in Round 1, while the other two said they'd pick him in Round 3. An NFC exec that said he'd pick Mixon said the following: "I really think without the incident he’s a top-five pick. He’s probably going to go late first to mid-second. This guy’s just too talented." An AFC executive who wouldn't draft Mixon replied: "He will not be on my board. Impulsive violence against a defenseless woman. I believe in forgiveness, but this is not a matter of forgiveness. It’s natural consequences for an action." In another NFL executive poll conducted by the Sentinel, Mixon finished fourth -- behind Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Christian McCaffrey -- in a ranking of this year's RB class.
Apr 20 - 1:03 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora doesn't anticipate Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon slipping past the Jaguars' selection at the top of Round 2.

There's a caveat. If Jacksonville takes Leonard Fournette in Round 1, La Canfora believes Mixon's floor will be either Minnesota's Round 2 pick at No. 48 or Cincinnati's slot two pick later at No. 50. This report runs contrary to Mike Florio's recent dispatch that two sources had told him that Mixon may fall to Day 3. Mixon could go anywhere from late-Rd. 1 to early-Rd. 4. That's as big a range of outcomes as any prospect in this year's class.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 2:32 PM

The father of a female high school classmate of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon's recanted his allegation that Mixon hit his daughter.

Anthony Hernandez, the father, previously wrote in a Facebook post that he knew "for a fact" that Mixon "threw" his daughter to the ground "and hit her" when the two were in high school. It was a charged allegation in lieu of Mixon's well-documented, caught-on-video outburst of violence against a woman in the summer of 2014. But Hernandez has now rescinded it. "I have recently learned that a comment I made about Joe Mixon on social media a few years ago is now receiving a lot of attention. I want to explain that comment and clarify that I do not believe Joe ever did anything to hurt my daughter," Hernandez wrote. "... I reacted emotionally. Unfortunately, I did so before I had all the facts. ... I realize that I was mistaken about Joe’s involvement." Hernandez now says a "minor disagreement" with classmates was "blown out of proportion." He also said his daughter is still friends with Mixon.
Apr 19 - 1:24 PM

PFT's Mike Florio cites a source saying Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon could be waiting to hear his name called beyond rounds two and three.

"At least one source has suggested that Mixon possibly won’t be drafted at all," Florio writes. Interesting. The general sentiment seems to be that Mixon winds up in round two or even with the Saints possibly at No. 32. Each team will have to have owner clearance, and a few have received that on the second day. Teams likely believe the media attention will be the same wherever and whenever he will be drafted.
Apr 18 - 12:12 PM

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon does not make an appearance in Gil Brandt's top 150 prospects.

There is no mention of why Mixon does not apparently on the list, but we guess it is solely due to the 2014 incident where Mixon punched a female. Brandt is closely connected to the NFL Combine, and Mixon was not invited to the event. Ole Miss' Chad Kelly is also not listed. Brandt's top running back is Leonard Fournette at No. 2 overall.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 9:24 AM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore CB Antoine Stephens will transfer.

The reason for Stephens' transfer is obvious enough -- lack of playing time. The three-star recruit took a redshirt coming out of high school in 2015. No redshirt in 2016, but the 6-foot, 184-pounder nonetheless did not see the field of play. Depending on whether he opts for another FBS program, he could have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. Keep an eye on the Oklahoma depth chart at corner. Stephens' loss in-and-of-itself is not crippling, but reserve CB P.J. Mbanasor is transferring, too. These departures, coupled with the ongoing legal troubles of Parrish Cobb, mean that any injury to starters Jordan Parker or Jordan Thomas could cause a few headaches for Sooners HC Bob Stoops.
Source: Tulsa World
Apr 15 - 2:07 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore CB P.J. Mbanasor will transfer.

Mbanasor recorded seven tackles as a true freshman in 2015, but took a redshirt during the past campaign. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder was a four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. His loss to transfer will serve as a depth blow for the Sooners, but it was unlikely that Mbanasor would have been a true contributor during the coming season. Bob Stoops briefly addressed the transfer, saying that the corner "want[s] to try and find something different."
Source: Tulsa World
Apr 15 - 1:41 PM

An AFC national scout said that Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine "will be a solid pro back."

"I love Perine. Great kid, hard worker, reliable. He's a team-first player who will fit into a committee approach or can handle all the work," the scout said. If you're looking for a comparison for the 5-foot-11, 233-pound rock-of-a-back, look no further than former Falcons RB Michael Turner. Both Pro Football Focus and NFL Media's Lance Zierlein forward that comp, with Zierlein writing that Perine "doesn't have the burst or play speed to be a dynamic lead back, but he can handle a heavy workload if needed and he should become an immediate short-yardage and goal-line option."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 14 - 5:27 PM

Oklahoma DL Charles Walker attended the Saints' local prospect day on Friday.

Walker is a native of New Orleans who was displaced during Hurricane Katrina. Walker reportedly suffered multiple concussions in college. The NFL's medical team has cleared him. Walker left the Sooners in November to begin preparing for the NFL Draft.
Apr 14 - 3:51 PM

Indefinitely suspended Oklahoma sophomore CB Parrish Cobb has been arrested in connection to a Wednesday armed robbery.

Cobb's career is rapidly derailing. He was already serving an indefinite suspension from both the Sooners football team and the University of Oklahoma as a whole following his arrest on three counts of armed robbery in mid-January. According to the Norman Police Department, this latest robbery arrest saw Cobb and another individual entered an apartment complex on Wednesday night, point semi-automatic weapons at two individuals and then proceed to steal drugs and money before absconding on foot. Cobb was subsequently booked on complaints of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a felony. Given these very serious allegations, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see a path back to football for the former four-star recruit at this juncture.
Source: OU Daily
Apr 13 - 6:43 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller told the Access Vikings podcast that the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders are the teams he's heard most closely associated with Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon.

"And that’s going to back to in-season, the teams asking about him the most," he said. "I think it’s very possible. … He’s going to go in the second round, which is my feeling. … He’s absolutely in play at No. 48 (for the Vikings)." Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman both attended Mixon's pro day. Minnesota doesn't have a first-round pick. It would make all sorts of sense for them to roll the dice on Mixon -- if he's available -- when they come on the clock for the first time in the second round.
Apr 11 - 2:56 PM


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